Notices 18 March 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th March 2018
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Alan Jenkins, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday 29th March at 6:30pm. A simple meal to commemorate the final supper led by Rev Paul Howes. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to come.

Lent Course 2018 on Friday afternoons here at Lexden at 2:30pm. ‘Lost for Words’ – sharing faith naturally.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout March. They urgently need deodorant, tinned vegetables, mayonnaise/ketchup, detergent and men’s cotton boxer shorts in small and medium as well as all their normal requirements. There is a box in the entrance vestibule for your donations.

Colchester Borough and Parish Elections on Thursday 3rd May will see our church being used as a Polling Station. Although Morning Prayer will be held as usual there will not be any Time for Tots on this day.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 20th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 21st
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 22nd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 23rd
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Garling Room
2:30pm – Lent Course – week 5 – ‘Telling God’s story’

Next Sunday 25th March
Palm Sunday

11:00am – Worship led by Alan Beesley
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Good Friday Walk of Witness following the cross through Colchester town centre organised by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester. Meet at Essex Street, off Headgate, at 11:45am.

Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre ‘Poured Out For Many’. Led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester with guest Speaker Rev Lynsey Heslegrave. Friday 30th March at 7:30pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.